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Michael Green is an American writer and producer. In addition to writing for television, Green has written several feature film screenplays, including Logan, Blade Runner 2049 and Murder on the Orient Express, all in 2017.

Michael Green
Michael Green by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Green at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con
Born United States
Language English
Nationality American
Citizenship United States
Genres Film, television, comic books


Life and careerEdit

Green was born to a Jewish family and grew up in Mamaroneck, New York.[1] He attended Stanford University. After graduating, Green came back to New York and hustled his way into a junior development job at HBO, where he spent his workday reading other writers' scripts.[2]

Green’s first television writing credit was on Sex and the City. He was the creator and writer of the 2009 NBC series Kings, a drama based on the biblical story of King David but set in an alternate present. Other television credits also include Everwood, Smallville, Jack and Bobby and Heroes.

In 2007, Green, along with the rest of the Heroes writing staff, was nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series and the WGA Award for New Series. Heroes won for Favorite New TV Drama at the 33rd annual People's Choice Awards.

Green's feature writing career began with Green Lantern in 2011. He wrote or co-wrote four films released in 2017: James Mangold's Logan, Ridley Scott's Alien: Covenant,[3] Denis Villeneuve's Blade Runner 2049,[4] and Kenneth Branagh's Murder on the Orient Express.[5]

He developed, written and is an executive producer for the Starz series American Gods with Bryan Fuller. It is adapted from Neil Gaiman's novel of the same name.

In November 2017, a Death on the Nile adaptation was reported to be in active development with Green returning as screenwriter.[6]

Comic booksEdit

A contributor to DC Comics, Green is the author and co-author of several graphic novels, including Batman: Lovers and Madmen. He co-wrote Superman/Batman and the reboot of Supergirl, with Mike Johnson.

Television creditsEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1998 Sex and the City Writer One episode
1998 Cupid Writer 2 episodes
2001–02 Smallville Writer, co-producer and producer 7 episodes
2004 Jack & Bobby Consulting producer 21 episodes
2002–05 Everwood Writer, producer, supervising producer, and co-executive producer 14 episodes
2006–07 Heroes Writer and co-executive producer 33 episodes
2009 Kings Creator, writer and executive-producer 12 episodes
Based on the Old Testament story of King David
2012 The River Writer and executive producer 8 episodes
2017–present American Gods Developed by (with Bryan Fuller), writer and executive producer 8 episodes
Based on the novel by Neil Gaiman

Feature films creditsEdit

Year Title Role Notes
2011 Green Lantern Screenplay (with Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim and Michael Goldenberg) Directed by Martin Campbell
2017 Logan Screenplay (with Scott Frank and James Mangold) Directed by James Mangold
2017 Alien: Covenant Story (with Jack Paglen) Directed by Ridley Scott
2017 Blade Runner 2049 Screenplay (with Hampton Fancher) Directed by Denis Villeneuve
2017 Murder on the Orient Express Screenplay Directed by Kenneth Branagh


Year Title Role Notes
2008 Batman: Lovers and Madmen Writer
2008 Superman/Batman: The Search for Kryptonite Writer (with Mike Johnson)
2009 Superman/Batman: Finest Worlds Writer (with Mike Johnson)

Awards and nominationsEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Hollywood Reporter: "Meet the Most Famous Hollywood Writer You've Never Heard Of" by Andy Lewis July 20, 2017
  2. ^ "Meet the Most Famous Hollywood Writer You've Never Heard Of". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 2017-09-30. 
  3. ^ "'Prometheus 2' Lands 'Green Lantern' Writer; May Feature Multiple Michael Fassbenders (Exclusive)". TheWrap. 2014-03-24. Retrieved 2017-09-30. 
  4. ^ "Hugh Jackman's 'Wolverine' Lands 'Blade Runner 2' Writer Michael Green (Exclusive)". TheWrap. 2015-04-24. Retrieved 2017-09-30. 
  5. ^ "Murder on the Orient Express Remake Gets Writer". Slashfilm. 2015-03-11. Retrieved 2017-09-30. 
  6. ^ Kit, Borys (November 20, 2017). "Murder On The Orient Express Sequel In The Works". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved December 7, 2017. 

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